Fine Art Friday For A Holy Day…

Giorgio Vasari, Allegory of the Immaculate Conception c. 1541 -  Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

... Tomorrow is a Holy Day of Obligation so I don't think you can "kill two birds" by going to a typical Saturday vigil mass. That mass is the vigil for Sunday. So suck it up. You'll have to go to mass two days in a row. Gasp! Unless some diocese out there has decreed otherwise, and you never can tell now-a-days. I think us Catholics have been made lazy by the various mass time options provided every weekend. Not that I'm complaining. Some days you just need a few extra hours sleep. But yeah, … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... It's back. Featuring Russian artist Eugeni Balakshin.Click here for more. … [Read more...]

Fret Not…

Vasilij Ivanovic Surikov , Young Woman at Prayer c. 1879

... Calm yourselves. Take a deep breath. Have a stiff drink. Say a quiet prayer. And rest your eyes on a little Fine Art Friday.The Anchoress reminds us;“You say the times are evil, then improve yourselves and the times will be better: you are the times.” St AugustineBookmark It: The Wine Dark Sea takes you on a series examining The Creed for the Year of Faith.Rest your ears... … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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Francisco de Goya, Portrait of Doña Isabel de Porcel c. 1805 … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday, the AT-AT edition…

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Fine Art Friday…

William Merritt Chase, At the Seaside ca. 1892

... themed for the 4th of July weekend; which many, myself included, plan to spend near a large body of water. … [Read more...]

Hans Olaf Heyerdahl …

... At the Window c. 1881 … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

Richard Edward Miller, String Artist

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I just had an Epiphany! Oh, wait. Never mind then…

Adoration of the Magi by Fray Nicols Borrs, c. 1570... As someone noted about the arbitrary nature and silliness of moving around feast days for the convenience of the laity, why doesn't the USCCB just go ahead and move Christmas and Ash Wednesday to Sunday and be done with it? This past Christmas made martyrs out of Africans traveling to midnight mass, most traveling many miles on foot at the peril of their own lives, and certain Bishops here want to move things around so Americans won't … [Read more...]


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